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1. Do you do TV or radio interviews?
Yes, but they need to be done virtually/digitally owing to my location and the current pandemic.
2. Do you have an agent?
Yes, but only exclusively for my Operation Julie memoir. Contact me if your inquiry is concerning a submission for another title and you are a literary agent.
3. Do you do book signings?
Sadly, no for the same reasons above. Hopefully, that may change in due course.
4. Can readers buy a signed copy of any of your books?
Yes, but first contact me for a quotation because shipping fees from and to where I live are quite expensive. I’d love to send them out for free but if I do that, I’d be poorer than I am right now.
5. Are any of your books adapted for film or television?
Yes. A film in development. As soon as there is more news, you will hear about it.
6. What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
None but as far as I’m concerned life is a literary pilgrimage if you write. Look, learn and listen always.
7. What is the first book that made you cry?
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
8.. Have you ever gotten reader’s block?
Yes. Sometimes I prefer Netflix.
9. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
Yes, but so far haven’t.
10. Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
A little of both, I think.
11. Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
No, I doubt it.
12. Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
Some are standalones and others are books in a series.
13. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Banish all self-doubt.
14. What did you do with your first advance?
I bought three mountain bikes for my wife, and kids. The rest I saved for a rainy day.
15. What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters?
Gratitude for being a part of my life and interesting people.
16. How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Three or four. I plan to get around to completing them.
17. What does literary success look like to you?
No idea because it’s not happened.
18. How do you select the names of your characters?
Pause for thought and something usually comes to me.
19. If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
Nothing as I have reached retirement age.
20. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I used to but no longer because I used to have problems dealing with the bad ones. Then I realised my books are not going to be met with universal acclaim. Happily, the good ones outnumber the bad and downright silly reviews.
21. What is your favourite childhood book?
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.
22. Does your family support your career as a writer?
Amazingly, yes! That means their support is amazing particularly from my wife. I’m not sure the kids understand.
23. Tell us one unusual thing that happened to you.
Only one? I think there’s quite a long list but one will have to do.
I fainted at Midnight Mass when I was about seventeen. The incense and the alcohol consumed with my cousin were a heady mix.
24. What happened to your blog?
I used to blog here but I am so busy these days with writing my books. That means I don’t have time to write blog posts, but I do write posts relating to any latest news about me, my books, and/or film/TV developments.
I do so occasionally over on my Expat in Bacolod blog with mostly Philippines related stuff.